Overnight Escape in Waikato

This escape provides a taste of local experiences in the Waikato, with a luxury overnight stay.

Unwind and discover the magical Waikato and let our natural surroundings do what they do best; be an antidote to stress.





Tour Price

From $460 p/p

Activity Grade

Easy to medium

​Day 1: Sanctuary Mountain

Your adventure escape begins at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. On your guided tour, you will learn about the ecological island, which is a sanctuary for many endangered species such as birds, skinks, geckos, frogs, bats, and insects.

Night 1: Glow worm Tour

After you've checked in at the Hidden Lake Hotel in Cambridge, it's time to kayak!

Your next adventure takes you on a magical twilight kayak among glow worms that you’ll remember forever. We’ll then take you back to Hidden Lake Hotel for a restful night.

Hidden Lake Hotel, Cambridge

Overnight Stay

After the eco-sanctuary tour, it's a short journey back to check in to the serenity of Hidden Lake Hotel in the heart of Cambridge. 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on another water adventure with CamJet.

Day 2: Jet Boat or Cruise with CamJet

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on another water adventure with CamJet. Choose a dose of adrenaline onboard a V8 jet boat or a slower-paced river cruise. Either way you’ll travel through the breath-taking scenery between Cambridge and the Karāpiro Dam.
The rest of the day is yours to explore our slice of Waikato paradise.

Use the remainder of the day to explore Cambridge, or add on one of the many other amazing things to do in the area.

Need to know - on our glow worm tour

  • The temperature does drop as we drift back downstream on this tour so we recommend that you bring warm layers of clothing, preferably merino. We do not recommend wearing jeans as they get very cold when wet.
  • To make your experience as comfortable as possible, we provide you with overpants, splash jackets and wet shoes. 
  • There is a changing area at our base where you can layer up before embarking on the tour. We also have secure storage facilities where you can leave any additional belongings. 
  • Glow worms don’t like camera flashes so please ensure your camera’s flash is turned off after dark.
  • Alcohol or smoking is not permitted.

Overnight Escape Info

  • Bookings are essential
  • If you don't have your own transport, we can arrange a shuttle service for you
  • Hotel stay and breakfast is for two people
  • Double kayaks are used on tours